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t will be -- it will be fun to play them. kickoff is at 8:30 tonight. stay with us this morning. we have a lot more ahead as fox 5 morning news at 5:00 begins now. monday morning, november 15th. you can't see a whole heck of a lot out there because of the fog although temperature are pretty mild. i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm steve chenevey. welcome to a monday morning here at fox 5. tony perkins is here with us as we say good morning to you. >> good morning. that live shot tells it all. there is some fog out there. i encountered some mist and had a light sprinkle on my way in this morning. there is moisture in the air out there. we'll be dealing with that through the morning hours and then maybe again late tonight into tomorrow. let's take a look at what is
going on out there. we'll start with the current conditions being reported at reagan national airport. relative humidity is up there, hence the mist and the moisture in the air, 93%. winds are out of the east at five miles per hour. that helps as well. that is an easterly flow kind of pushing some of that moisture onshore. here is a look at the satellite- radar composite for the region. you see some clouds coming through this morning, more cloud cover up to the north and east. i think during the morning showers, we'll see a good amount of sunshine and then clouds up creasing throughout the course of the day in advance of a frontal system and an area of low pressure. your day planner for today, morning fog, essentially a dense fog advisory in effect east of the chesapeake bay. partly sunny skies but with increasing cloudiness. high today right around 60 degrees. we'll have more details on all of that coming up in just a little bit. >> we'll stay tuned. thank you. let's check in with julie wright and see how her monday is going so far. >> so far, so good. this monday is a lot better
than the past couple of mondays after a couple of sundays if you know what i mean. on the roads, light traffic volume around the area at the wilson bridge. no trouble spots to report. southbound 270, no problems reported leaving germantown headed out towards rockville. didn't see any kind of fog on my trip in along 270. i think it is mostly east of the beltway at this point. right now, you will find lanes are open on 395 in the main line and the hovs as you travel northbound up to the 14th street bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. a big story we are following this morning, evidence tampering in a federal corruption cession. jack johnson and his wife arrested and charged in the case. sarah simmons has more. >> reporter: federal investigators say this is just the tip of the iceberg in this
case after the arrest of county executive jack johnson and his wife leslie johnson on friday. now, essentially, johnson is a prisoner in his own home. he is wearing an electronic monitoring bracelet and is not allowed outside of the home other than to go to work which he says he will do today and continue to work for the people. he is also allowed to go to doctors' visits as well but other than that, he has to stay inside his home. both jack johnson and his wife who was just elected to the county council, were arrested by federal agents, charged with felony witness and evidence tampering in an ongoing federal corruption investigation. now, as for whether or not ms. johnson can serve on the county council, another county council woman weighed in on that. take a listen. >> i believe that the law says that she can legally be sworn in and it really is her choice
and her decision. >> reporter: and, of course, jack johnson is the outgoing county executive. rushern baker is the incoming one. we have not heard from him since friday's arrest. we are expecting a press conference later on today at about 5:00 this afternoon to hear from him and so he can weigh in on exactly what the developments are within the prince george's county government. we're live here in mitchellville, sarah simmons, back to you. police are looking for the mother of a newborn baby girl found in a church parking lot. the baby was left outside the st. raymond of penafort catholic church. the baby was brought inside and cared for until police got there. she is said to be in good condition in inova fairfax hospital. lawmaker will convene for a
lame duck session this week and at the top of the agenda, the bush tax cuts set to expire for the end of the year. president obama back in washington after the longest trip of his presidency. the president spent 10 days in asia visiting four countries. he had diplomatic success in india and indonesia but failed to seal a free trade deal with korea. he was also unsuccessful in persuading world leaders to back a push to make china boost the value of its currency. d.c. is gearing up for monday night football as the redskin get set to host the philadelphia eagles. with tens of thousands of fans headed to fedex field for the 8:30 kickoff, rush hour could be affected. aaa is predicting an extremely heavy traffic pattern. >> just think about our sunday games. you can get quite a traffic jam just getting to fedex on sunday when we don't have rush hour.
so add a washington rush hour to a redskins game and you've got the real potential to have total gridlock on the beltway. >> metro is also gearing up for the crowds. they said they are planning to put more trains into service at the end of the game to get people home. also, metro employees will be on hand and metro service will be extended an hour later. emergency a high school going an entire school year without any students getting an f on their report card. that is the plan in one local high school but there is a catch. the first taste of freedom in more than a year for a couple kidnapped by somali pirates. we'll check more headlines coming up next.
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mexico's drug violence. a british couple kidnapped by somali pirates off the coast of east africa now enjoying their first day of freedom after more than a year of activity. paul and rachel chandler looked thin and exhausted after their release. the pirates boarded their yacht last october. new this morning, the trial continues today for the man accused of murdering washington intern chandra levy. flee more witnesses for the defense could take the stand. last week, two charges against the suspect ingmar guandique were dropped and the prosecution rested its case. and fbi expert testified that former congressman gary condit's dna was found on levy's underwear. levy disappeared in may of 2001. her remains were found in rock creek park one year later. montgomery county police are hoping to talk with witness whose saw -- who saw a deadly crash in bethesda.
one person was killed after the car that they were in apparently lost control and hit another car head-often the driver of the other car is now in serious condition. a fairfax county high school taking the dreaded f off of its grade books. students will receive an i for incomplete. this means student will owe their teachers essential work rather than just fail a class and move on. the changes brought mixed reaction. some say it will prepare students for the real world. others say no failing grades will give teachers less leverage in the classroom. also coming up, the latest on today's weather forecast and we'll tell you when we expect the rain to move in. we've got fog out there this morning. it will slow down your commute. julie wright will tell you all about the drive in to work. stay with us. fox 5 morning news will be right back. what can i get you?
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let's take a look at what is happening by the pentagon. traffic is pretty light. a lot of folk heading back to work perhaps after the long holiday weekend. up in upstate new york, you can find this at times. an unexpected close encounter with wildlife. >> authorities say that deer actually crashed through the window of a we go man's store in buffalo, ran around inside and ransacked the place. cameras captured that injured deer making a run for it. hope that deer was okay. >> everybody loves wegmans. >> including the deer. there is a dense fog advisory in effect to our east.
we have a dense fog advisory east of the chesapeake bay until 8:00. it is widespread fog, dense in places. a little bit of mist out there and maybe a sprinkle or two. not much of that showing up on the radar but i encountered a sprinkle on my way in to work. let's turn our attention to the all-important redskins game tonight. it is the beginning of the second half of the season. redskins hot the philadelphia eagles the fedex field. it will be cloudy and it will be cool but not cold. temperatures in the 50s during the course of the game falling through the 50s but not bad. kickoff at 8:30. as far as rain goes, i think for your tailgating, you will be fine. i think for the bulk of the game you will be fine but i do think that towards the end of the game being we'll start getting some of that mist in here and some of the maybe light showers beginning to move through towards the end of the game so don't be shocked if while you're out there, you start to see some lain and for your drive home after the game,
you will probably start to see rain showers developing across the region. 48 in baltimore. dulles airport at 43 degrees. fredericksburg at 43. satellite-radar for the morning, i do think we'll see a fair amount of sunshine during the early part of the day. there is the fog, the mist and maybe a sprinkle or two here and there. the rain we'll get tonight and particularly during the day tomorrow is down across the south. frontal boundary will push through here t -- it will kind of hang around that area. by later on tonight, it does begin to move in. so your forecast for today looks like this. a mix of sun and clouds, a bit cooler. 61degrees for your high. i think we were at 65 yesterday. so still, nice conditions. then for tonight, becoming loudcally, more clouds build
in. rain possible overnight. again, i think beginning late tonight for some of you. winds out of of the southeast at five miles per hour. your five-day forecast, not a bad one but really changeable weather conditions. tomorrow, a rainy day. that is for sure. maybe a half inch of rain during the day tomorroy sunny, thursday and friday though, cooler conditions with highs only in the low to mid-50s. that is a look at what is happening with the weather. now, let's get to julie wright and find out what is happening with traffic. julie, your cowboys are back all of a sudden. man, they handled the giants. >> i saw santa at the mall over the weekend and i do believe in christmas miracles. >> it wreaks havoc with the nfc east now. >> it does. if you are traveling on the outer loop of the beltway
headed for silver spring, all lane are open here on the beltway. usually, we can see the treetops and overhead science but not the case this morning because of that fog. just proceed with caution. 95, 295 in the clear out of laurel with no incidents to report. this is a live shot of traffic coming inbound new york avenue. all lanes are open. it look like an ease yea ride so far coming in from northeast to northwest. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. vice president joe biden helped dedicate the national museum of american-jewish history. the vice president joined pennsylvania's leaders in welcoming the museum to philadelphia. the five-story 100,000 square- foot museum marks the jews' contributions to america. >> there are a lot of good citizen as seam belled here on
the mall today. in many ways, that exchange is the first american expression that underpins so much of america's greatness. here in d.c., the john paul ii cultural center is deadated to that popular pope t opened to fanfare in 2001 but not long after fell on hard times. it could change hands and get a new lease on life. roz plater shows us how one group of nuns is spearheading that effort. >> reporter: the new year could ring in big changes for the john paul ii cultural center. a community of michigan nuns is hoping and praying they can buy it. >> sisters can live here and take classes across the street at catholic university. it is a sign of these younger orders which is very exciting. >> reporter: it's stabbing
modern architectural structure on a -- it is a stunning modern architectural structure in a part of d.c. it includes a high- tech interactive learning center and a think tank. the church had hoped it would become a tourist destination. instead, it struggled. >> 9-11 happened right after that. and it had an entry fee. and catholic families coming in on i abudget, that was not something that they were used to. >> reporter: the dominican sisters of mary, mother of the eucharist, have signed a purchase agreement to buy the cultural center. they have until december to find the funds for the undisclosed sale price. the order is relatively new since 1997. they've grown from four to 100 members and they are young.
most are 20-something. the church sees them as a sign of hope. >> for years in the church, we've been hearing there are more nuns than priests and nobody is joining and nobody is signing up. they are proving that wrong. we are opening a seminary around the corner next fall. so we are hopeful for this. >> reporter: i'm roz plater, fox 5 news. >> it is still not clear if the nones would keep the name of the center but they are expected to keep the polish heritage room. american heroes who helped defeat the nazis. coming up next, some black pilots knowns the tuskegee airmen back in the cockpit. >> we were not known as tuskegee airman until 1972 when we formed a formal organization. before that, we were just black pilots. ♪ yummy, yummy, yummy, i got love in my tummy ♪
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that title. >> what was last time you flew? >> # 7 years ago. >> reporter: yes -- 67 years ago. >> yes, you heard right. he was a fighter pilot in world war ii credited with destroying three enemy bombers during his many combat missions in 1943. on a recent sunday afternoon, colonel wheeler was invited to return to the skies in a single engine piper plane just like the one he learned to fly seven decades ago. >> it hasn't lost its touch. >> i should havelostt 15 pounds before i came. >> reporter: colonel wheeler is a tuskegee airmen, one nearly 1,000 black pilots trained in alabama to help defeat the nazis, fighting an enemy overseas while battling racism before, during an after the war. >> we were not known as
tuskegee airmen until 1972 when we formed a formal organization. before that, we were just black pilots. >> you were a segregated group though. walt way, even in combat. >> reporter: wheeler survived the war and the turbulent times and at 87, he can still fly a piper j-3 cub. >> it was a resurrection for me. >> i have to tell you, i let him grab the controls, throttle, rudder being stick. he held altitude. you never lost it, bill. you never will. >> thank you. it is like swimming and a few other things. >> reporter: colonel wheeler says he spends much of his time talking to kids about his experiences. now, he has another one to share. >> that is great. looks pretty good for 87. >> he sure does. >> we have much more today
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that is helping out in that fog department. >> your humidity level is at 93%. so we have a muggy start to the day really. maybe a little bit of precipitation, but by that, i mean mist in the air, a little moisture. that is what we are dealing with today. current temperatures not too bad, 48 degrees here in the district. 43 at dulles. patuxent naval air station at 46 degrees. ocean city is 39. a mixed bag out there. what doesn't show up on the satellite very well is fog. we have enough fog that there is a dense fog advisory no -- for eastern counties primarily east of washington. depending on what county you
are in it is in effect until 7::00 or 8:00 a.m. a mix of sun and clouds today. a high of 61 degrees today. rain doesn't get in here until late tonight. more about that in just a little bit. >> thank you, tony. let's check in with julie and look at traffic. >> we had the crash reported outer loop of the beltway 214 central avenue. that has been pulled to the median of the roadway. it is causing a little bit of a rubbernecking delay due to the flashing lights. no trouble spots to report headed eastbound in towards silver spring. travel off of new york avenue into the third street tunnel moving at speed here as well. early morning crash at the suitland parkway now cleared. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. a big story we are
following this morning, bridge county executive jack johnson set to go to work today following his stunning arrest friday by the f.b.i. >> both johnson and his wife leslie are charged in a federal corruption investigation and more arrests could be on the way. sarah simmons is live in mitchellville, maryland with the latest details. good morning to you both. federal investigators say this is the tip of the iceberg. the arrest on friday of jack johnson and his wife leslie johnson. they are both essentially prisoners in their own home. johnson wearing an electronic monitoring bracelet put on by federal investigators. he is allowed it leave his home and go to work, also go to doctors appointments but that is the extent of t other than that, he has to stay inside his home during this investigation. he insisted on his innocence. he insisted we will continue to go to work and do the work for prince george's county. now, both johnson and his wife who was just elected to the county council were arrested by
federal agents charged with felony witness and evidence tampering in an ongoing federal corruption investigation. now, the incoming county executive would was newly elected, he has not spoken yet so far about this but county council woman andrea harrison, who is part of the newly elected rushern baker's transition team had this to say. >> here in prince george's county, we do still have a government. there are over 5,000 employees here that will continue to do the people's business here in prince george's county. so life will go on. >> reporter: rushern baker is expected to speak out for the very first time about these developments since friday. that is expected later on at a press conference at 5:00 this afternoon. we will be there and be covering it for you and have the late off the fox 5 news at 5:00. back to you. the police are looking for the mother of a baby girl ban
donned in a church parking lot. a parishioner found the baby in a duffel bag. the baby is said to be in good condition at inova fairfax hospital. police are trying to figure out would -- who left her there. congress is back at work today. lawmakers will convene for a lame duck session today. democrats argue the tax cuts should be extended to families earning less than $250,000 a year. republicans want the cuts to be made permanent. >> we can't afford to borrow another $700 billion to pay for tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires. >> we need to remind everyone we are not talking about cutting taxes. we are talking about keeping current tax rates the same. >> another hot topic the possible repeal of don't ask, don't tell. the vote may be put off until
after the first of the month. you can expect traffic gridlock on the roads and a packed ride on metro today as the redskins get ready to take on the flied eagles at home tonight. the game is at 8:30. it is sold out which means 91,000 fans will be headed this way. aaa is suggesting that you try to void the beltway beginning as early as 3:00 this afternoon. we are talking about traffic heading there probably starting at 3:00 inn and, you k will have to be there by 6:00 if they want to do tailgating for two hours and most want to do more than that. so are there going to be tens of thousands of additional vehicles on the capital beltway heading to fedex at rush hour? yes. is that going to be enough to bring the beltway for a stop? absolutely. >> so metro is probably an option and the agency is getting ready for the crowds too. they say they are planning to put more trains into service at
the end of the game and metro employ crees will objecthand and metro service will be extend and hour later. you can watch the eagles and redskins if you don't have a ticket to the game itself, can you watch them on my 20 tonight. kickoff is at 8:30. we still have plenty more this morning on fox 5 morning news. up next ache marriage proposal ends in attempted murder. what one man is accused of doing to his girlfriend after she said what he wasn't expecting her to say. you are watching fox 5 morning news.
a robust marriage proposal turned violent. >> a california man proposed to his girlfriend but when she said no, police say he tried to run her down with the same car he used to propose. she is the mother of his two children, by the way. the man didn't hit her but he barely missed another person. he is now behind bars facing attempted murder charges. in haiti, the death toll from the cholera outbreak continues to go up. it has killed more than 900 people. pope benedict is calling for more help to be sent to hay
haighty -- to haiti. former president bill clinton will appear on the big screen. he took time out from his visit to talk about clean energy to film his cameo. the sequel to the popular comedy will hit theaters next may. megamind. speaking of movies, megamind number one at the weekend box office. the 3-d dreamworks comedy pulled in $30 million in its second week. it was a fail ad tempt for japanese competitive eat ore ta ci. ro kobayashi for eating a 12-inch pizza. needed to break the current record of one minute, 45
seconds. he fell flat. fun issued the dish in a lousy two minute and three seconds. he says using a knife and fork slowed him down. >> a 1-inch cheese pizza is a little more appetizing than some of the stuff he has eat innocent past. >> to me, it is also something that should be enjoyed. >> savor it, right? winter coming a little bit early to the midwest. heavy snow. it was a storm that caught a lot of people off guard. we'll show it to you when we come back. no problems like that here for the weekend. although, this morning, some fog out there as we try to take a peek from tower cam now. temperatures kind of warm now, temperatures pushing 50 degrees.
welcome back. it is a foggy start to your workweek. take a look at what they are dealing with out in the midwest. it was a white weekend in iowa. eight inches of snow blanketed parts of that state. residents have been digging out since friday. it turned into a full-blown form by saturday afternoon t
downed power lines and created dangerous road conditions. >> much. the same in minnesota. the heavy snow caused more than 400 traffic accidents across the state over the weekend. two people were killed in crashes in wisconsin as well. >> yeah, i think minneapolis, parts of minneapolis got about six inches. is that right? yeah, something like that. so peroty peroty -- so pretty good snowfall out there. >> it is muggy. it almost feels like spring in about and hour, we do ask weather guys. we answered a question about super tramp several week ago. we heard from a super tram. fan who came to the defense of the band. this story has taken quite an amazing turn for this fan who has perhaps seen a dream realized. >> really? >> yes, we'll have that coming
for you in just and hour. it is really good. let's take a look at what is happening with the weather conditions around the region. we start with yesterday's highs. didn't tucker and i tell you a great weekend. it was a fantastic weekend as far as weather goes. 65degrees in washington. 64 at dulles. 64 at bwi marshall. these are your high temperatures for yesterday. current temperatures aren't too bad. we are primarily in the 40s. 48 in washington. 52 in annapolis. it is out to the east where we have the densest fog this morning but we do have fog overspreading much of the area. manassas is at 39 degrees. we do have some clouds coming through early this morning. i do think it will be a mix of clouds and sun during the early part of the day. as the day progresses, more clouds come in. they will be moving in from the west and from the southwest as
well as a frontal boundary gets closer and this area of storminess begins to move in. we think -- tucker was pointing out that a good amount of the energy will move to our west and that is where the heaviest rainfall will be. here is a look at our futurecast. this shows you by tonight, for the redskins game, i think we start to get some hours in towards the end of the game. that is a possibility. overnight, that is what the real substantial rainfall begins to develop into tomorrow during the course of the day and you can see those pockets of heavy rain off to the west. by wednesday morning, we're clearing out but there is still moisture around so we'll have to wait and see. maybe a couple of showers early on wednesday morning. for today, a mix of sun and clouds. a little bit cooler. 61degrees for your high today. five-day forecast. tomorrow is rainy day. rain starts late tonight and
could linger into the very early part of wednesday and then wednesday turn into his a mostly sunny day, 62. thursday and friday, we cool off, temperatures in the throw mid-50s. that is what is happening with the weather. now, let's find out what is happening on the roads. for that, we go to julie wright. >> heard from our crew in sky fox. they are not able to fly today because of the fog. we can see through the cameras just a little bit to the beltway in virginia. this is the outer loop of the beltway hear at van dorn street. we are told from several callers that this involves a couple of tractor-trailers and a couple of compact-size vehicles. some traffic is getting by to the rate as you travel by on the outer loop. so coming from springfield, already delays are forming as you try to head over to the wilson bridge. this will impact your drive. if you can, bail out early. 7100 over to telegraph road, reconnect with the beltway there, take route one up from fort belvoir, whatever you need to do if your destination is
the wilson bridge. 395 is available and running well from the beltway out to the 14th street bridge. southbound 270 already slow as you work your way out to the truck scales. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. a new project is about to begin that will hopefully keep parts of downtown washington from flooding. an old levee in the district that was built in the 1930s has failed in recent years. the new one will be constructed across 17th street. two of the nation's big of the retailers will be opening on thanksgiving. sears will be open thanksgiving day from 7:00 in the morning until noon except for stores in massachusetts, connecticut, rhode island and puerto rico. that is because of local laws in those places. as for wal-mart, awe wal-mart spokesman says most of the wal- mart stores will be open on thanksgiving day as well. it look like the ipad will not be on many shoppers' wish lists this holiday season. analysts are predicting apple may not sell as many as first
thought. the reason is consumers may be scaling back on technology or might be going for smart phones or laptops instead. the second half of the season begins tonight for the redskins. the big monday night showdown. >> the big question marks, running back and quarterback. the sports junkies from 106.7 the fan will join us coming up after the break.
to the facebook fan of the day. it is kelly willard. today happens to be kelly's birthday. she is turning the big 3-0. the redskins getting ready for the big monday night match- up with the philadelphia eagles. the skins 4-4 coming off the bye week now taking on quarterback donovan mcnabb's former team in a game that could set the stage for the rest of the season. for more on this and more, we go straight spot sports junkies on 106.7 the fan. before we talk about the game tonight, what did you think about the beatdown that dallas gave new york yesterday? >> we were it. you can't predict the nfl. they had lost five in a row. the giants had won five in a row. the giants had looked fantastic. the cowboys looked lifeless and yet you get the cowboys coming up big, particularly offensively, they looked fantastic. >> i wouldn't expect it to
continue this week after week. you see it bounce for one week after the coach is replaced. the guys are fired up, ready to go. let's see what they do the next two or three weeks. >> what does it do to the nfc east. >> it helps the redskins having the giants lose, right? >> it tightens opportunity a little bit. tonight is a huge game for the redskins and eagles. the juvenile -- the giants losing helps washington. dallas has that that much talent so you can't be surprise when had they win games. >> how do you get prepared to go up against michael vick. >> i think it has been try to keep him in the pocket being make him be that quarterback that, thrower that he has never really established himself as. this year, he has. this year, he has been so deadly with his legs and with his arm, it make that job that much tougher. >> he is the highest rated
quarterback in the league. quarterback rating of about 105. he is sitting in the pocket making plays. he has two really fast good deep threats in jackson and macklin and mccoy out of the backfield. it will be a tough assignment for the skin tonight. >> remember, we hyped up their receivers and they are very good, the last time we played them. our dbs played them very physical with the line of scrimmage and we shut them down. if we can do that again, that is the recipe for winning tonight. >> the big question is donovan mcnabb. we had the whole bye week. he has played better after being benched before. do you think there will be a short hook on mcnabb? >> i don't think so. i think he has a bounce-back performance that. could be 250 yards passing, two touchdowns. he doesn't have to have one of
these crazy 400-yard passing nights. he needs the offensive line to hold up. they have been atrocious over the last games. >> i think he has had two week to work on the cardiovascular and the drill. i think he will be on fire. >> it is all about that hamstring making sure he is ready to go. >> i'm he surprised to hear over the snow that bruce allen and mike shanahan were sitting down with mcnabb and his agent. this is the fourth time they've met on a contract extension. so all the rumors that we've thrown out there that mcnabb would leave after what happened in detroit, he may be staying for four years. >> we want to talk about that when you guys. you guys will join us again at 7:40. we'll talk more about that then. a reminder to watch the eagles and skins on my 20 tonight. stay tuned for the nissan post- game show. straight ahead at 6:00, all our top stories. >> fox 5 morning news comes back in two.